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How to use 巻き添え?

matt9210

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The dictionary says it's a noun, but I'm not even sure how to use it as a noun in English. Could someone please give me examples? Is there a way to put it into verb form? For example, saying "I'm not getting involved in their argument".

Or is my only option 巻き込む (e.g. 彼らの議論に巻き込まれたくない - I don't want to get involved in their argument)
 

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巻き添えにされたくない is the one you are looking for. 巻き添えにする is the transitive form.
 

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Awesome, thanks for that! Would you say 巻き込む and 巻き添えにする are the same, or is there a nuance I'm missing?
 

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巻き添えにする means the object suffers, whereas 巻き込む doesn't always mean the object is damaged from it. Also, 巻き添え is a noun, so you need to pay attention to the choice of the particles.
e.g.
彼は彼らの論争の巻き添えにされた。
彼は彼らの論争に巻き込まれた。
 
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